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Qatar University to offer Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in Cybersecurity | Qatar University

Qatar University to offer Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in Cybersecurity

2021-12-28 00:00:00.0
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Qatar University (QU) has been selected among 47 associated public and private partners (universities and companies), which will be now offering Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Cybersecurity.

On this occasion, President of Qatar University (QU), Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Derham said, "We are excited to announce that we have been selected among 47 associated public and private partners (universities and companies) to offer Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in Cybersecurity. Students from Qatar will be able to apply for this Masters Degree. Faculty from QU will be eligible to participate in teaching and research. Qatar University labs can host researchers of the program for up to five months."

The Université Bretagne Sud has just been awarded, as coordinator, an Erasmus Mundus Master in Cybersecurity. This great success is the result of an ultra-competitive selection process at the European level. The Université libre de Bruxelles and the Université du Luxembourg are the other two partner institutions of the project, with 47 associated public and private partners (universities and companies), Qatar University is among these universities. With a budget of almost 5.2 M€ to train 4 classes of 31 students each, this master's degree will offer a specialization in cybersecurity of the Internet of Things (IoT) and another in cybersecurity of software. The students selected from all over the world will spend one year at UBS, 15 days in Estonia, and then train for six months in Belgium or Luxembourg. In addition, they will have to do a five-month internship abroad. This master will be hosted at the Faculty of Sciences of the UBS.

CYBERUS is a full-time two-year master programme in cybersecurity totally taught in English delivering 120 ECTS where each semester represents 30 ECTS. Each module is worth 5 ECTS that is around 125 to 150 working hours to achieve the expected learning objectives. The 5-month internship in semester 4 is worth 30 ECTS. Students are awarded the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Cybersecurity when they have acquired 120 ECTS.

It offers two specialisation tracks leading to joint degrees: IoT Cybersecurity (between UBS and ULB) and Software Cybersecurity (between UBS and UL).